Story: Ngāpuhi

Manu aute (kite)

Manu aute (kite)

Uenuku and Kaharau, Rāhiri’s warring sons, attached their rope to a kite, and flew it. The path of the kite became the boundary between the Hokianga lands of Kaharau’s descendants and the Taumārere lands of Uenuku’s people.

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāpuhi - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/403/manu-aute-kite (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017